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When used in combination with precise optics and intelligent electronics, light can provide the answer to a wide range of issues this potential was recognized . A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the since the early period of laser history, laser research has produced a variety of improved and specialized laser types, optimized for different. Brief history optical transmission of data has been around for centuries the invention of the laser in 1960 revolutionized this form of communication by.
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